If you’re a Jersey student considering a business or IT related degree, then you should apply for the Touchstone Bursary. We will pay £4,500 towards your university fees over 3 years and provide 4 weeks paid work experience during the summer, plus a no obligation job offer once you’ve completed your degree.
Touchstone is the provider of choice for global wealth management administration and accounting systems, specialising in Microsoft’s Dynamics NAV technology, consultancy and development. With offices in Jersey, Australia and Singapore there is also the opportunity to travel if you work for us.
Previous Touchstone Bursary winner
Greg Davis was the inaugural winner of our Bursary in 2007 and is now a full-time Touchstone employee and a senior member of the Touchstone team. He joined the company in August 2010 after finishing his accountancy and finance degree, and hasn’t looked back. In Greg’s words: “I went straight in at the deep end during my work experience with Touchstone, and was involved in client projects and meetings from day one (although not on my own!). I was fortunate to be offered a full time job when I finished my degree.”
And what is Greg’s advice to future applicants?
“Just give it your best shot. Even if you don’t win, you will gain valuable experience of the interview process.”
Who can apply?
Ideal candidates will be Jersey students going to study Business Studies, Computer Science or an IT degree, but other relevant applications will be considered. Candidates should only apply for the year in which they are planning to commence university. If a candidate wishes to take a year out, they should apply for the following year’s bursary programme.
How do you apply?
Candidates must complete the below online application form and submit it with a personal statement and a reference. Your personal statement should be no more than 300 words and should outline your career ambitions, why you would like to be awarded the Touchstone Bursary and what you would hope to gain from it. Your reference should be a character reference from your school, with referee contact details included.